Published Online: May 10, 2012

2011 NAEP Science Scores, Achievement Levels, and Achievement Gaps

Narrowing Achievement Gaps

From 2009 to 2011, the average scores of black, Hispanic, and American Indian 8th graders taking National Assessment of Educational Progress tests in science improved at a faster rate than those of white students. Achievement gaps also decreased between students eligible for the federal free and reduced-price lunch program and their better-off peers.

For More Data From This Year's Report

Download the full report in PDF or use the NAEP state comparison tool provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Vol. 31, Issue 31
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